Monday, July 06, 2020

KOREAN PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

Incheon local revenue stamps

I made a state-side trip in September, to Seattle, and since my return have been too busy and also have not had an opportunity to add much in the way of information on Korean revenues, until just the other day. A few days ago I was in Pusan, and obtained some of the Inchon City […]

Korea’s economic development through postal history (Saemaul Undong Card, 1978)

Part of a series of 5 cards issued at 10 won each in 1978 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the (South) Korean state, this card (CPC4) shows an important development in South Korean society. During the 1960s and 1970s South Korea tried to develop its economy. No efforts were spared to create a stronger […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

The East Asian Mythology’s Chollima

In the article I wrote on the Korean 1952 TB/Christmas seal, I briefly discussed Dr. Moon’s autobiography, “A Fly Stuck to the Tail of Chollima”. As noted in the article, the Chollima is a mythical winged horse originally from Chinese classic literature and is seen across East-Asian literature.

1913 SPG Postcard showing missionary residence

On Kobay, the Korean version of Ebay, mission history-related philatelic items are often available. Here is one of many of these items – a postcard sent within Great Britain from Grimsby to Skidbrooke on 19 February 1913. Both of these places are coastal towns in north east Lincolnshire. Grimsby is a major fishing port, whereas […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: ARTICLES

The South Korean Stamp Scene (Part 3)

What follows is an update on my article of 1996 about the investment potential of South Korean stamps. In 1972 (when stamps were touted as investments) Linn’s Weekly Stamp News and others started “Investment Suggestions” which is now called the “Tip of the Week”. In about 1980 Linn’s began a “Trends of Stamp Values” which […]

Incheon local revenue stamps

I made a state-side trip in September, to Seattle, and since my return have been too busy and also have not had an opportunity to add much in the way of information on Korean revenues, until just the other day. A few days ago I was in Pusan, and obtained some of the Inchon City […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: Q&A

Reader’s Question: Name of designer of 1984 cosmonaut stamp?

(Editor: a question from reader Petr from the Czech Republic:) Do you know who is the stamp designer of the North Korean stamp 1984 year Scott Nr 2429-2431, Michel 2522-2524? The stamp with Tereskhova is important for me, that is with a value of 10. In my exhibit about Tereskhova, I have two original artworks […]

What is shown in this Korean picture post card?

A question for the detectives among us. For some time I have had this image in my possession. It is the picture side of a Korean postal card. The card itself may not seem very interesting from a philatelic point of view and the seller didn’t ask much for it (I think 1500 won, just […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

A brief biography of Helen Kingsbury Zirkle (1898 – 1976)

My interest in Chinese stamps has focused for the past few years on Manchukuo. During this time I have collected a number of books that have aided my research and one of the most useful has been a book with the catchy title “The Postage Stamps and Commemorative Cancellations of Manchoukuo/Manshukoku, Manchou Tikuo, Manchukuo”, written […]

Revenue stamps in album pages?

What started with a simple article about someone’s stamp album pages has since become quite a series. So far however all the album pages shown by members are used to store and show postal stamps. Fiscal stamps, or revenue stamps, are a completely different story.

Korea-related Philatelic News

Korean Philately Vol. 56 No. 3 (Q3 2020) Published!

The KSS has published a new edition of the KSS magazine, Korean Philately, the third KP of 2020. As a member you can download  this edition of Korean Philately for free as a PDF. And again, just as was the case with issues no. 1 and no. 2 of this year, you can own a […]

Korean Stamp Museum virtual tour makes visiting possible

Because of the corona virus doing the rounds the Korean Stamp Museum is, like so many other such institutes, closed at the moment. However, just a few days ago KoreaPost issued a link on its website to a complete virtual tour of the Korean Stamp Museum. When clicked one starts just outside the museum, underground, […]

NEW STAMP ISSUES ROK (South Korea)

KPC3449: The 100th Anniversary of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 30 June 2020 KoreaPost issued a stamp commemorating the “100th Anniversary of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee”. From the Wikipedia page on the committee: “The Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (Korean: 대한체육회, Abbr.: KOC) is the National Olympic Committee of Republic of Korea (competing as Korea) for the […]

KPC3448: The 100th Anniversary of the Victory at the Battle of Bongodon

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 5 June 2020 KoreaPost issued a stamp commemorating the “100th Anniversary of the Victory at the Battle of Bongodon”. This battle was part of a wider fight against Japanese occupation from 1919 onward. The fighting in 1920 is described on the Wikipedia page for an important Korean leader, Hong […]

NEW STAMP ISSUES DPRK (North Korea)

KSC5252-5253: Architectural Buildings

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 June 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series titled “Architectural Buildings”. The series was issued “to show Medical Oxygen Factory, a modern medical oxygen producer for the public health work of the country, and Mirim Riding Club where the grassroots can enjoy the sporting […]

KSC5251: 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 1 June 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a souvenir sheet to mark the 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day. The KSC writes that “the International Children’s Day is the international holiday that aims to oppose imperialism, defend peace, protect children’s life and rights and to […]

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  • Dear KHJ, for someone who starts with "I can't read hangul, can't read hanja and don't know about Asian court documents" you gave quite an impressive answer! This way I am already at 50% at least. Maybe someone else also knows some of the other details? @stanley6171?
    • Thanks for tagging me. First, I can’t read Hangul, and I am not a native reader/speaker of Chinese. Nor am I familiar with Asian Civil Court documents. But I can give a…

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      • Ivo Spanjersberg posted an update 1 month ago

        A court document from the Seoul (regional) court from January 1959. But what is this document actually about? Perhaps @Kosco, @stanley6171, @swk211 or @khj could help…

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        • khj replied 1 month ago
          Thanks for tagging me. First, I can’t read Hangul, and I am not a native reader/speaker of Chinese. Nor am I familiar with Asian Civil Court documents. But I can give a…

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          • Dear KHJ, for someone who starts with “I can’t read hangul, can’t read hanja and don’t know about Asian court documents” you gave quite an impressive answer! This way I am already at 50% at least. Maybe someone else also knows some of the other details? @stanley6171?
            • Glad it was useful. I am open to correction, though. After re-reading your original post about Seoul Regional Court and matching the Hangul for Seoul, I can confirm that line13 and line19 say “Seoul Regional Court”.
              • The most important meaning of this court document was in line 9. 家屋明渡假處分命令。 家屋 reads in Korean as ka-ouk, means house 明渡 maybe reads as myong-dou, not really sure about its actual legal meaning , but should be similar to transition (change) 假處分 provisional Injunction: a law term, don't know how to explain it in English since this is not my spec…[Read more]

              • Choi Heon-hyuk asked the court to hand over the house of Park Seung-hak, but his request was rejected because he did not deposit 50,000 whan ordered by the court as a deposit.

            • Ver interesting. However, you forgot the most interesting part! The text continues on the next page with: “in General Hodges’ party that participated in the Japanese…

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                • I think this so interesting it should have been set up so it is readily available to read when just clicking on the comment. I wonder if most KSS members know they…

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